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Mar 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
waves, resulting from the 8.9 earthquake in japan. we're also told a great -- the great highway in san francisco has reopened and muni service has been restored. all right. we'll be back in 30 minutes, at:00. see you then. at 6:00. see you then. th s. a record earthquake in japan triggers a mammoth tsunami that washes away everything in its path. hundreds are dead. the search for victims, just beginning. i'm katie couric. extensive coverage to want of the disaster in japan. and the tsunami that spread across the pacific to the u.s. reaching the west coast. japan declares a state of emergency at a nuclear plant as radiation levels surge. the area around it is evacuated. and the ring of fire. why this area of the pacific is so vulnerable to earthquakes. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it is saturday morning in japan. the sun is up and the extent of the catastrophe is becoming painfully clear. it's been nearly 24 hours since a powerful earthquake touched off a
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> japan in crisis. high levels of radiation are escaping from a crippled nuclear power plant following another explosion and fire. japanese officials say the radiation is high enough to make humans sick. they're desperately pumping sea water into the reactors in a last ditch effort to overt disaster. meanwhile the scope of the devastation becomes more apparent as the death toll rises. this is the "cbs morning news" rises. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the nuclear crisis triggered by last friday's massive earthquake is quickly getting worse. this morning there was an explosion at a third reactor at the fukushima daiichi power plant. it came after a fourth unit caught fire. that fire was extinguished. the levels were, quote, very high and now poses a threat to human health and there is a high risk that more radiation will escape. residents within 19 miles of the plant have been told to stay indoors. high than normal radiation levels have been detec
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 4:00am PDT
japan amid growing concern over the nuclear plant crisis. here's the latest. japanese military helicopters have begun dumping water on the crippled power plant to try to cool overheated nuclear fuel. engineers are trying to enstall a new power line so they can restore power to the plant's cooling system. a top u.s. nuclear official says he believes radiation levels at the plant are extremely high, and will soon be deadly. the obama administration has urged the evacuation of all americans from a 50-mile radius of the fukushima daiichi plant. now, charter japan, with more on this. good morning, charlie. tell us the latest where you are. >> good morning to you, betty. well, you may be wondering where i am. we've been trying to make our way to the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over all the highways. obviously we're trying to steer clear of the nuclear power plant. we had to cut through the mountains where, as you may see, it's snowing. military helicopters launched an all-out water assault on japan's crippled nuclear power plant in a desperate attempt to buy more time
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> disaster in japan. the crisis from friday's catastrophic earthquake and the tsunami that followed gets worse and worse. the death toll is surging. engineers are battling an expanding nuclear crisis that has forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. the japanese armed forces are aiding in the search for thousands of missing. millions are without power or heat. and food and water are in short heat. and food and water are in short supply. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone, on a very busy monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. three days after the fact the earthquake disaster in japan continues to snowball. the death toll from the nuclear and humanitarian crisis all growing this morning. here's the latest. it's now estimated that at least 10,000 people were killed by friday's massive quake and the tsunami that followed. tens of thousands are missing. early this morning, there was another explosion at a nuclear plant 150 miles north of tokyo. and a third reactor is in jeopardy after losing its cooling capabilities. some radiation has leaked. eng
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> disaster in japan. efforts to control that crippled nuclear power plant have failed. officials admit burying the reactors in cement may be the only option left. as japan remembers the devastating quake and tsunami that hit one week ago today, changing their country forever. >>> and the battle for libya. the u.n. security council gives the okay for international military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. but is it too little, too late? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and att
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Mar 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
comments@captioncolorado.com >> couric: tonight, emergency workers return to japan's crippled nuclear plant after soaring radiation forces a retreat. and the u.s. tells americans to evacuate a 50-mile danger zone. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the question everyone in this country is asking: could it happen here? the u.s. has 23 nuclear reactors just like those in japan. how safe are they and we? and as the search goes on for victims of the earthquake and tsunami, an american exchange teacher is among the missing. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. they have what could be the most dangerous job in the world, and the world is rooting for them to get it done. the nuclear power plant workers in japan trying to prevent a meltdown. radiation at the dai-ichi plant in fukushima got so high today they were forced to leave temporarily, but now they're back on the job. japan has raised the maximum radiation dose allowed for nuclear workers so they can deal with the crisi
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
japan are told to stay calm and stay inside as radiation leaks from a crippled nuclear plant and workers try to head off a meltdown. i'm katie couric. also tonight, for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami, a desperate search for food, water and missing loved ones. and on the u.s. west coast, fears of radiation results in a run on potassium iodide. but is there really cause for concern? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. japan is dealing tonight with the aftermath of one catastrophe while trying to prevent another. we'll have much more about the earthquake and tsunami in a moment. the official death toll is nearly 3,400. but first, the nuclear crisis. radiation continues to leak from damaged nuclear reactors in fukushima, 140 miles north of tokyo. an estimated 50 workers are still trying desperately to cool them to prevent a meltdown. in the meantime, 70,000 people have been evacuated from an area within 12 miles of the dai-ichi plant and 140,000 more living with
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Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm PST
with breaking news out of japan. good evening, i'm dana king. >> a massive earthquake in japan. magnitude 8.8. those are live pictures of the tsunami that is rolling through cities and neighborhoods right now as it's happening. >> you can see in this water, there are buildings, there are rooftops, boats, vehicles, it's incredibly deep at this point. this quake struck just less than 90 minutes ago off the north eastern coast of japan. >> we've had seismograph, a tsunami watch is in effect. a tsunami watch is not as severe as a tsunami warning. we want to go to robert lyles who is monitoring the coverage. these are amazing pictures half way around the world. we are getting them live. entire cities are being inundated by water. >> you are watching tsunami waves. they swept into the city, where it is already 4:00 in the afternoon. now television cameras were rolling as those waves swept in from what is now an 8.8 magnitude quake. these waves cars, trucks, houses, even buildings. we stay live with these images. let me offer you background information. japan's agency is warning that
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
devastated japan's coast. rescue crews continued to search through the wreckage. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out and in one town a ship was on top of a building. home owners trying to pick up the pieces aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money or anything. everything is broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through because of the damage. in oakland in a what,okinawa, marines helped people have to stand in line for help. in many towns with grocery stores the shelves are emptying out. in areas into your the nuclear power plants, authorities are checking radiation levels. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are offline, which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. >>> four days after that earthquake triggered the tsunami, some new video shows the moment it hit. amateur video shows this wall of water pushing into a narrow bay lifting these boats right over the seawall. t
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Mar 13, 2011 8:30am PDT
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," a triple disaster of unimagined proportions in japan. first, an earthquake and then, the tsunami, and the damage from what now looks like has set off a meltdown in one of the country's nuclear reactors. our correspondents are spread across japan, and we'll have the latest from overnight. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. though the news this morning is not very good, not good at all, but here is the latest. the japanese prime minister said today that the disaster that had hit his country-- and we're quoting him directly here-- is "the worst crisis for japan since world war ii." the death toll is now likely to go beyond 10,000 in just one state alone. it turns out the quake damaged two nuclear reactors at a power plant on the coast, maybe three. one of them seems to be going through a partial meltdown, which means radiation could leak. we have a team of
CBS
Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm PST
>> mitchell: tonight, disaster in japan. in the aftermath of the massive earthquake, wide areas of japan's northeast coast lie in ruins without power or transportation. as officials say the death toll could well be over 1,000. i'm russ mitchell. also tonight, nuclear concerns. an explosion rocks a nuclear power plant but leaves the nuclear core intact. now questions are being raised about nuclear safety both in japan and here at home. season at risk-- why the breakdown of nfl labor talks could mean no action on the nation's gridirons this fall. and quake questions-- this town prepared in the u.s. for an earthquake as strong as the one that hit japan. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. it is already sunday morning in japan, and another major aftershock has just hit the country which is still digging out after friday's disastrous 8.9-magnitude earthquake. here's the latest-- an explosion at a nuclear power plant forced 170,000 people to evacuate while an emergency was declared tonight at a second reactor in th
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Mar 16, 2011 4:30am PDT
to prevent a nuclear meltdown. now they have been told to stop. the scary setback in japan, where the crisis stands right now. >> and it's been a wet week so far. so should you have your jackets and umbrella handy again today? yeah. [ laughter ] >> keep 'em handy, everybody. >> indeed. indeed. >>> good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, the 16th of march. i'm sydnie kohara hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is wednesday, time now 4:30. a whole lot of rain coming our way. good morning, lawrence. >> not only keep the jackets and raincoats and all your umbrellas handy, just leave them out, folks. you are going to need them for some time to come. we have showers out there now. from you heading out, most of it lighter amounts of rainfall making its way in across the peninsula. a cell going across the bay to san leandro, we'll see this on and off this morning, tapering off this afternoon. when will more storms hit? first let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> my fellow friend in purple. chains required on 50, 80 and 88. here's interstate 80 near applegate. pack your chains
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
in japan. another explosion overnight rocks a crippled nuclear power plant as concerns grow over a possible meltdown. along the shattered coastline a thousand bodies are found as the death toll soars. japan's prime minister calling this their worst crisis since world war ii. millions face the day with no power, no water, no food. we have more on the survivors and the humanitarian effort "early" this monday morning, march 14, 2011. thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are some of the images which have been coming in and frankly they speak for themselves. unimaginable. >> the devastation we saw friday morning and now in the days after this disaster in japan we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars, but you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life and death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour. >> they do. you know how well prepared japan was. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is staggering. the numbers barely
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Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm PDT
go. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, another setback in japan. workers again forced to evacuate as smoke pours from crippled nuclear reactors and concerns grow about the safety of japan's food supply. and another a.t.f. agent tells cbs news the agency encouraged gun dealers in this country to sell weapons to mexican drug cartels. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for a third straight night, tripoli has come under attack from u.s. and allied forces as they establish a no-fly zone over libya. anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky as moammar qaddafi's army tried to defend against the attack. rebels solidified their control in benghazi and launch and offensive to retake other cities. president obama said today the u.s. will turn over leadership of the operation to other nations within days. the president and british prime minister david cameron said qaddafi must go though they insisted he is not a target of the attacks. but a cruise missile attack last ni
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regime's ground troops are working and coalition forces are ready to expand the u.n.'s no fly zone t
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Mar 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
people. >> after stopping in chile the president travels to el salvador. >>> to japan now. this morning workers are evacuated, or were evacuated from the tsunami stricken fukushima daiichi nuclear plant and smoke was seen rising from one of the reactors. there's been a dramatic jump in the estimated death toll from that massive earthquake and tsunami eleven days ago. police now estimate more than 18,000 people were killed. charlie d'agata has the story. >> reporter: beneath this pile of rubble a much-needed sign of hope. crews pulled an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson out alive, nine days after japan's earthquake and tsunami destroyed their home. reports say the two had been trapped in their kitchen, and survived by eating yogurt and other food found in the refrigerator. the dramatic rescue provided a rare bit of good news for a nation reeling from its worst disaster since world war ii. positive developments also emerged from the fukushima nuclear power plant, where engineers are racing to prevent a full-blown meltdown. two of the facility's six reactors are now under
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Mar 17, 2011 3:30pm PDT
>> couric: tonight, from the air and from the ground, japan launches a water assault on those damaged nuclear reactors to try to cool them. and a voluntary evacuation of americans is under way. i'm katie couric. also tonight, president obama tries to reassure this country we are safe. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast. >> couric: libya's moammar qaddafi vows to retake all rebel-held territory as the u.n. considers military action to stop him. and from hiroshima to fukushima, her fear that japan is on the verge of another nuclear catastrophe. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. there is so much concern in this country about nuclear radiation from jay japan that president obama went on national television today to try to calm every down. he said he does not expect harmful levels of radiation from those damaged reactors to reach hawaii, alaska, or the west coast. at the same time, the united states began evacuating americ
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00am PDT
dead from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. more than 1800 are confirmed dead. more than 1400 are still missing. large areas of the countryside are still surrounded by water and mud. >>> one local effect the damaged santa cruz harbor that will stay closed until next weekend. 18 boats sank and 100 others were damaged when the waves came in after the 8.9 quake in japan. so far two sunken vessels have been recovered and this morning crews are evaluating the damaged and prioritizing boat recovery efforts based on the risk of pollution. the coast guard is enforcing a safety zone meaning boats cannot travel through it. but owners do have access now to their vessels. >>> it is 5:04. let's check weather and traffic. first julie watts. >> good morning. scattered showers out the door this morning. fog along the coast. so be mindful of that and across some bridges. very light scattered showers lingering throughout the morning hours. a closer look. light rainfall from the west to the east. as we move to the second half of the day we'll start to see things drying out. but another weather s
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Mar 11, 2011 4:30am PST
rocking japan after that country's largest earthquake in its history. officially the death toll is 40 and is expected to rise considerably. people were killed by the quake and also the tidal waves of water that slammed ashore. we do have word at this hour that all u.s. servicemembers at the u.s. base in in okinawa have been accounted for. the quake hit at 9:46 p.m. last night our time. it was centered off the japanese coast. charlie d'agata continues our coverage. >> it looks like the tsunami has engulfed several cities. >> reporter: a wall of water raced across farmland in northeastern japan sweeping cars and even buildings aside. a massive 8.9 earthquake off the coast triggered a 30-foot tsunami that washed away everything in its path. a tsunami warning has been issued throughout most of the pacific ocean including the entire west coast of the united states, hawaii, alaska and canada. cars bobbed in the water in the port cities. people raced to higher ground. the quake sparked fires that burned-out of control up and down the coast and at one oil refinery east of tokyo. a government
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Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm PST
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> japan's worst earthquake in recorded history leaves the country crippled. hundreds are dead, but many more are still missing and powerful aftershocks are hampering rescue efforts. >>> the 8.9 quake spawned a two story high tsunami that swept on shore and took out everything in its path. the devastation that left behind for miles inland. >>> 5,000 miles and 11 hours later, the quake power surge slammed santa cruz harbor. the damage left in its wake and why coastal communities are still on edge. >>> and another harbor to the north hit hard. how today's tsunami brought back bitter memories of another deadly disaster. >>> good evening, i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken. japan's north eastern coast tonight is a swampy waste land of broken houses, overturned cars and sludgy water. a state of emergency declared at another nuclear power plant because of cooling system failure. five reactor units are now in an unprecedented state of emergency. no radiation leaks have been detected. the official casualty toll, 236 dead. 725 m
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Mar 17, 2011 4:30am PDT
>>> your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >>> with things getting worse at japan's stricken nuclear power plant, the u.s. is arranging charter flights for americans who want to leave japan. i'm charlie d'agata in yoshita, japan, with the story coming up. >> the desperate search for loved ones during japan's worst crisis since world war ii. good morning, it is thursday, march 17, 2011, st. patrick's day. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 4:30. a good day to be hoop fans. we have a lot of basketball here on cbs. >> weather-wise, we have a lot of rain don't we, lawrence. >> all this rain is going to make everything nice and green around the bay area. yeah, happy st. patrick's day, folks. if you are heading out, things are going to be mostly dry today. but we do have a chance of a few showers north of the golden gate bridge. behind that, though, we have a significant storm system. that one is on the way. looks like friday could be a very wet and wild day around the bay area. we'll have more on that coming up. right now, let's get a check of
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> anxiety rises in quake ravaged japan as food and water show signs of nuclear contamination. >>> and staying connected, technology provide's lifeline for students trying to find loved ones in japan's disaster zone. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> good evening. a second wave of u.s.-led air attacks against libya is under way tonight as b2 bombers from the first wave return to their base in missouri late tonight. on the ground, u.s. aircraft attack libyan forces south of benghazi for the first time while muammar qaddafi remained defiant, calling nations allied against him the party of satan and vowing to fight inch by inch for his country. we have correspondents on the ground in libya and in washington with the latest and we begin with national security correspondent david martin at the pentagon. >> an unmanned reconnaissance zone takes off from sicily to survey the damage done by american missiles and bombs. an overhead photo shows what happened to the battlefield. >> you can see the shelters, one of which we have blown up here that is
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Mar 18, 2011 3:30pm PDT
: i'm harry smith. also tonight, one week after japan's earthquake and tsunami a big break for the engineers trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown. and kids from around america and haiti, too, do what they can to help the people of japan. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening, katie is on assignment. president obama delivered a warning today to libyan dictator moammar qaddafi: stop slaughtering your people or face military action. the united states will help enforce a no-fly zone approved last night by the u.n. security council, but no american ground troops will be sent to libya. french and british warplanes could be in the air over libya by tomorrow. hours after the u.n. resolution passed, the qaddafi regime declared a cease-fire, but his forces reportedly kept shelling two cities-- misurata and ajdabiya. and there are also reports that qaddafi's forces are headed toward benghazi, the rebels' capital. david martin at the pentagon begins our coverage. david, good evening. >>
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
evacuating americans from japan as danger levels remain high at the crippled nuclear plan this, despite new attempts by military helicopters to cool off the plant's overheated reactors and fuel rods. the top u.s. nuclear regulator says conditions at the plant are much worse than japanese officials say and recommends that americans say 50 miles away. this morning questions about nearly two dozen nuclear reactors with the very same design "early" this thursday morning, march 17th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. scenes from earlier. military choppers, japanese military helicopters dropping sea water on this nuclear plant a part of the last-ditch effort to bring sea water in ho help cool down the fuel pools and also the nuclear rods there at this facility. >> that is the effort from the sky. also hearing about water cannons on the ground as they try to bring things in there. we are learning this morning that the pentagon is sending in teams to assess the situation and see in a larger military presence may be needed. a
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
from the epicenter. it threatens to get much worse. japan has declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors. without power they simply cannot cool one plant there. radiation levels there have jumped 1000 times normal and pressure is rising in that reactor. thousands of residents have been evacuated as workers struggle to get the reactor under control to prevent a meltdown. some experts are calling it a greater threat than chernobyl. japan reporting 1000 people are dead. tens of thousands of people don't have a place to live tonight. and it is way too soon to put a dollar figure on this damage. early estimates are that the quake and tsunami has caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. here in california the tsunami warning has expired but an advisory is still in effect. tonight governor brown has declared a state of emergency for the four counties hit hardest by the tsunami including san mateo and santa cruz counts. docks destroyed, boats tossed around like tows. in crescent city a man was swept out to sea while taking pictures of the waves. >> it came from nearly 5000
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Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm PST
>>> we do believe that there is a possibility that melt down has occurred. >> nuclear anxiety in japan. tonight extraordinary measures after word of of emergency. >>> 6.12 days after the 8.9 catastrophe. >>> now, as new tsunami video emerges, thousands of miles away a tour of the bay area damage and the outrage. >> this is a joke, it's sickening. >>> good evening. the official death toll from japan's earthquake and tsunami just rose tonight to at least a thousand. and if those disasters weren't bad enough, now this the government says there's probably a partial melt down going on right now at a japanese nuclear power plant. here is the source of the fear. >> reporter: this blast at a nuclear power plant is putting all of japan on edge. three reactors are having problems with their cooling function. and top government spokesman says a partial melt down is likely underway. authorities have evacuated more than 200,000 people living within a 12-mile radius of the complex. an increase of radiation in the air can increase the risk of cancer and residents are being screened for exposure. >> t
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> breaking news. a monster earthquake rocks japan overnight, touching off a massive tsunami that wiped out vast areas. tsunami warnings have been issued for most of the pacific, including hawaii. the earthquake triggered fires that are burning out of control along japan's east coast. transportation is disrupted, and emergency crews are being mobilized as officials only emergency crews are being mobilized as officials only begin to count the casualties. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. a monster earthquake struck japan this morning, triggering a devastating tsunami that swamped a wide patch of the japanese coastline, causing widespread damage, and some major damage, as well. the 8.9 magnitude quake was centered off the northeast japan coastline, about 240 miles northeast of tokyo. it is the biggest quake to hit japan in 140 years. the pictures, they are stunning. take a look. you can see the fires that are still burning at this hour. also, a 13-foot tsunami wave rolled inland, sweeping away everything in its path. i
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm PDT
city council held a moment of silence for the victims in japan. the u.n. is helping to coordinate the relief efforts sending in aid and rescue crews from around the world. in the town of okinahu, british and american rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> hello, can you hear me? make a noise. >> trying to access underneath what you can see. very, very difficult conditions. chances of survive val are small. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times family is there to mourn loved ones. randall pinkston, cbs news, the u.n. >>> the pentagon is saying military pilots cannot go within 50 miles of the reactor and pilots flying within 70 miles are taking potassium iodide tablets. >>> amid fresh fears of radiation, governments across the world are urging their people to leave tokyo as soon as possible. so far, germany, britain, australia and france have all told their citizens to evacuate. americans are not being told to leave the country yet, though. the white house is monitoring the situation. those leaving tokyo say uncertainty about the nuclear emerg
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Mar 16, 2011 1:35am PDT
tonight craig ♪ craig: good night, everybody. good night. [cheers an,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, from japan ever did come across >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> if radiation from japan ever did blow across the ocean, we'd know about it. a look at the sophisticated detection system in the bay area. >> and a new look at the healing power of music. >> i play the drums for her and she said me name. i said my god, this is amazing. >> what music can do for alzheimer's and stroke patients that pill cannot. >> good everyoning, i'm ken. >> and i'm dana king. bay area pharmacies are inundated with a request for pill to fight radiation poisoning. we learned that new radiation monitoring may be installed here. we'll have more on that in a moment. >>> we start in japan, the real possibility of a nuclear meltdown. japanese are taking safety into their own hands. they are getting mixed messages from their own government. >> another crisis at the fukushima nuclear plant. a second fire. it lasted only a half hour, but signified japan's unpredictable nuclear troubles. plant
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
with radiation and panic spreading as high levels of radiation move south. this is japan's emperrer who makes a rare appearance on tv to mourn the losses and praise the relief efforts and the list of the dead and missing is growing. now topping 11,000. "early" this wednesday morning, march 16th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. you are looking at pictures of what so much of the world is focused on this morning. and that is that nuclear plant in fukushima as we monitor the situation which is, i mean, fluid is probably putting it mildly, chris. >> yeah. every hour a new development there as the people at fukushima at this nuclear reactor are doing all they can to contain a full-scale nuclear emergency now. they are now called the faceless 50. the 50 employees or so basically evacuated and moved back in and the last 50 there to avert a massive nuclear sdadisaster and wonder if they are paying for their lives and what is the situation like. >> how much longer can they stay in that role. they were evacuated and went back. the latest on the situation. >>> another fire is b
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Mar 20, 2011 8:30am PDT
targets overnight. and in japan, at least 20,000 are now dead or missing in the earthquake. we'll hear from our correspondents in both places, plus the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen; richard lugar, ranking republican on the senate foreign relations committee, and massachusetts congressman ed markey, a voice on the environment. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now, from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. here is the news from overnight on these two extraordinary stories. in libya, moammar qaddafi says every person in the country will be armed, and tells his people to prepare for a long war. u.s., french, and british planes are bombing key military targets in libya after u.s. and british ships fired more than 100 missiles at anti-aircraft sites yesterday. in japan, radiation has showed up in tap water as far away as tokyo. japan says one of the reactors was so damaged, it will have to be scrapped. and as casualties m
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00am PDT
japanese ring of safety, which is only about 19 miles. charlie d'agata joins us from japan with the latest on efforts to prevent a nuclear disaster. >> reporter: we are on the way to the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over the highways for humanitarian assistance. we have had to cut through the mountains, where as you can see, it's snowing. we are trying to get as close as we can while obviously avoiding the stricken nuclear plant. military helicopters launched an all-out water assault on japan's crippled nuclear power plant in a desperate attempt to buy more time. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps. the best option many experts say to cool dangerously hot reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> we believe that radiation levels are extremely high, which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> reporter: the biggest worry is reactor 4. wednesday, u.s. officials warn the unit no longer has water in its spent fuel pools, meaning the fuel rods are completely exposed, with nothing to prevent them fr
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Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, i'm frank mallicoat. the shear magnitude of the catastrophe in japan is staggering. and the numbers are barely beginning to tell the story. the official death toll now stands at about 2800 from friday's earthquake and tsunami. 2,000 bodies washed up on shore today alone but one police chief estimates more than 10,000 have died in his province alone. meanwhile, there is more bad news from one of japan's damaged nuclear power plant, and randall pinkston reports, a third cooling system at the fukushima plant has failed. >> reporter: a second explosion at the crippled nuclear power plant in japan sent a huge column of smoke in the sky and all three reactors are in jeopardy of total meltdown. more than 120,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area and many outside that zone are also leaving. >> we would like to be further away from the plant. >> reporter: in the hard-hit city here, government troops are picking through mountains of rubble searching for survivors. thousands are missing and feared dead. across the shattered northeast coast, millions are struggling for survival aft
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00am PST
now, we are learning two to three hundred bodies have been found in japan. the death toll is expected to rise significantly. it is friday, march 11. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie does have the morning off. >>> time now 6:01. the death toll from that tsunami in japan has just jumped. we just learned that between 200 and 300 bodies have been found. at least 88 others were also killed. and nearly 350 people are missing. >> that number as mentioned will certainly go up. a dangerous situation also developing right here on the california coast this morning. a tsunami warning means evacuations west of highway 1 and parts of the linda mar area in pacifica, folks are heading for higher ground and in san francisco, the great highway has been closed, as well. >> and the tsunami from the major earthquake in japan is expected to be hitting hawaii right about now. people gassed up very early this morning as coastal areas on the islands were evacuated. the waves could be six feet or higher there. >> lawrence is tracking the latest warnings and this might be two to thr
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
this morning japan's nuclear safety agency has raised the ra >>> good morning? >> i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. your time coming up on 6:00. this morning arranges japan's nuclear safety agency has raised the level of the crisis to a 5. charlie? >> reporter: the head of the u.n.'s nuclear agency said today that workers have to race around the clock in order to prevent a meltdown and fewer watching closely as these people. they were evacuated from the area around the nuclear power plant. many fear they will never make it back home. >> reporter: firetruckss resumed blasting water onto japan's crippled nuclear power plant as crews raced to restore power to the facility. as early as today, they hoped to feed electricity to at least two of the six overheated reactors and get crucial water pumps working again. >> if the cooling systems in the reactors and fuel ponds are basically sound and then the power comes on, then we might look at that moment as the beginning of the end of this crisis. >> reporter: but even if the power starts back up, it's not clear the water pum
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm PST
-- because people had seen what happened in japan. they knew the result of that kind of earthquake could create a tsunami so they were getting calls to get away from the coast and get to higher ground and safety. reporting live from in half moon bay, back to you. >>> it's just after 10:00 saturday morning in japan. emergency teams are working to get a handle on the scale of the destruction brought on by this massive quake and the resulting tsunami. hundreds, if not thousands of people, are dead. hundreds of people are still missing. as they survey this damage, fires are burning up and down a 1300-mile stretch of the coastline. the massive tsunami swallowed entire villages on japan's northeast coast and left others burning through the night. the 23-foot wave triggered by the largest earthquake ever recorded in japan, swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in sendai have already counted 300 bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake centered about 240 miles northeast of tokyo. it hit just before 3
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm PDT
kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. the nuclear and humanitarian crisis in japan escalating by the day. >> the death toll is now estimated at 10,000, following that devastating earthquake and tsunami. millions of homeless residents are struggling for survival, and now a growing nuclear threat. randall pinkston on how the government is scrambling to prevent a disaster. >> reporter: more than 140,000 people who live near the fukushima power plant in northern japan are ordered to seal themselves indoors. government officials say dangerous levels of radiation are leaking after explosion at three of the plant's reactors and a fire at a fourth. the prime minister pleaded for calm but warned there is a high risk of further leakage. about 50 workers are desperately trying to prevent a complete meltdown. the united nations is monitoring the weather over the damaged plant. officials say the winds have been dispersing radioactive material over the pacific ocean but cbs news has learned, the winds may have shifted south back over land. u.s. helicopter crews returning from eli
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
resulting in extremely high radiation levels. a nuclear expert in japan says a separate reactor that is already melting down used plutonium. the white house is warning u.s. citizens to stay at least 50 miles away from that site, far more than the 20 miles japan is recommending. and millions have minimal food and water and are living in snowy and rainy conditions. more than 4300 are confirmed dead but officials believe that number will jump above 10,000. >>> another day of talk about a nuclear meltdown has touched off debate about radiation levels. now, most health experts agree that we have little to fear. simon perez has more on how people are exposed to radiation in their life every day. simon. >> reporter: dana, a lot of people are concerned about what is happening in japan and whether it could actually cross the pacific ocean and get here to california and the united states. but the fact of the matter is radiation is already here as you said exposed to it every day as you say. >> there is no way to avoid it. it is very small amounts. >> reporter: this radiation biologist say
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Mar 12, 2011 6:30pm PST
in its path in japan. >> now, desperate for aid after the disaster, thousands of miles away, a tour of the damage here in the bay area. >> it's heart-breaking, to see this kind of damage to appear someplace you call home. >> good even right now in japan, it's just after 11:30 sunday morning, and just about an hour ago, a powerful 6.2 aftershock shook off the eastern coast as the country reels from that 8.9 earthquake. and all eyes are still on that nuclear complex where an explosion occurred. the country's nuclear safety agency says there's another emergency at the same site. rescuers are looking for the missing along hundreds of miles of coastline with many areas still unreachable. the death toll stands at 696, where that number certainly expected to rise. the tsunami that raised across the pacific slammed into northern california airports. and some harbors are still closed. we took a tour of the district in santa cruz. >> reporter: from the water, we get a closer look at the damage left by the tsunami in the santa cruz harbor. >> it's devastating. >> reporter: state and local agen
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Mar 12, 2011 5:00am PST
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. a massive military relief and recovery operation is under way in japan this morning, after that 8.9 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island. >>> an explosion at a nuclear power plant has raised fears of a meltdown. hundreds are dead, and that number will most certainly rise. we have full coverage "early" this saturday morning, march we have full coverage "early" this saturday morning, march 12th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> video from less than 30 hours ago in japan, devastating earthquake, 8.9 magnitude. at this hour the official death toll almost 600. and there are other big problems looming this morning. welcome to "the early show" on this saturday morning, i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we will continue to follow this story as it develops throughout the morning. >> let's get right to the earthquake in japan, of course. the quake is the fifth largest in recorded history. it was followed by a 23-foot high tsunami. the official death count is 574 dead. the number expected to rise considerably. almost 600 are still
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Mar 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
get home. i'm charlie d agata in niigata japan, i'll have that story coming up" >>> your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >>> emergency teams continue to tackle the crisis in japan's nuclear power plant while many evacuees wonder whether they will ever get home. i'm charlie d'agata in japan. we'll have the story coming up. >>> as the severity of the crisis continues, the radioactive particles that drifted across the pacific are already falling right here in the bay area. >> good morning, it's friday march 18. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time is 4:30. the good news is, it's friday. the bad news is, boy, is it raining outside. lawrence, i guess we are going to get a lot more of that, huh? >> yes. this is just the beginning. showers out of the main front and it looks as the main frontal system makes its way through we are going to see the rain picking up. lightning strikes embedded in some of the cells, you can see one making its way into san francisco and also into concord, parts of the north bay, as well. we have more on the way. it's going
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00am PDT
warning zone around japan's fukushima nuclear power plant is getting wider. that plant is now leaking radioactivity into the air. the warning zone is expanded to include everyone within 19 miles of that plant. the fire at the plant is now out. it was burning in a cooling pond. that respond now believed to be boiling. japan is asking for help from the united states as it tries to avoid a meltdown. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water and other resources to ensure the reactors continue to be cool. >> low levels of radiation have been detected as far as away as tokyo 150 miles to the south. but there is some good news. an amazing story of survival. a 70-year-old woman who was rescued from her home today. it had been swept away by friday's tsunami. the woman was conscious, but suffering from hypothermia and is being treated now at a hospital. but she should be okay. we have seen images of the moment the earthquake struck in japan, roads buckled, buildings cracked, people hundreds of miles away felt the tremor. christin ayers is i
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Mar 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
you! [ laughter ] >> couric: tonight, japan asks for u.s. help cooling nuclear reactors damaged by the earthquake as it tries desperately to prevent meltdown. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the unfolding humanitarian crisis. four days after the earthquake and tsunami, there are shortages of food and housing for the living. body bags and coffins for the growing number of dead. the search goes on for victims in towns virtually wiped off the map. and how safe are we with nuclear plants here at home built on fault lines and striking distances of tsunamis. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone, any one of them alone would be overwhelming, but japan is dealing with three crises: humanitarian, economic, and nuclear, including the possibility of a meltdown. we'll have much more about that in a moment. it's tuesday morning in japan and four days after the earthquake and tsunami. the death toll continues to rise. officially 1,900, but one local police chief estimates 10,00
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Mar 15, 2011 4:30am PDT
fear. the nuclear crisis in japan, the radiation threat and the newest explosion. >>> and yes, california does have nuclear power plants. how prepared are we if disaster strikes here? good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, the 15th of march. the ides of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. good to have you back after a nice break. >> tough to get this up morning but i'm here. >> back in time for the rain, i guess, right, julie watts? >> exactly. i was hoping syd would bring with her some sunshine. >> i had a lot of sunshine where i was but we need the rain. >> we are going to get some today especially in the north bay. hi-def doppler, starting off with showers already this morning. beginning in the north bay for the morning commute and gradually tapering to showers as it spreads south throughout the day. i'll time it out coming up. let you know how much you will see in your neck of the woods in just a bit. but first let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we are back in the traffic department. we're monitoring roadwork. we have a little bit of roadwo
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
perez, thank you very much. >>> the one place in the world that does actually need the pills is japan. in fact the government is asking the u.s. to send shipments. just as california public health experts are urging the public not to go out and buy these pills. and dr. kim can explain they are not exactly without risk, are they? >> i think that's the best way to describe it, allen. with any medication, you need to weigh the risks and the benefit. potassium iodine is supplied for use in a nuclear emergency but it does not protect against all forms of radiation. and it does not protect your entire body. and it can do some harm. another explosion and a fire at a nuclear plant dramatically raises stakes of the a nuclear catastrophe in japan. with growing concern they are handing out potassium iodine tablets. they protect against one type of radiation, iodine 181 that is the most dangerous to one organ in the body. >> the thyroid is unique in taking up radiation. >> reporter: it swamps it so there is no room for the radioactive variety. the risk of radioactive iodine to the thyroid was dis
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
the devastating earthquake, we are learning more about the human toll of the disaster in japan. our correspondents on the ground will be reporting the latest on the aftermath all through the morning, including bill whitaker who has been traveling through the worst of the stricken areas along with lucy craft and ben tracy in tokyo. >> reporter: the scale of the destruction and human misery is almost too much to comprehend. one of the most modern and technologically advance society on earth thrown back virtually to the stone age by the most powerful and unpredictable of natural forces. ahead this sunday morning we take a measure of the disaster in japan. >> osgood: then it's on to a new technology, a hand held technology with almost unlimited potential. in any sort of communication or information path you want, the chances are there's an app for that as daniel sieberg will be showing us. >> reporter: more than 11 billion apps were downloaded in 2010 and apps do seem to be everywhere these days, but app- planet? from navigating in your car to mapping the human body to exploring the sta
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT
mallicoat. >> and i'm sydnie kohara. >>> there could be a breakthrough in japan. just moments ago, the operator of the country's crippled nuclear plant said they have almost completed a new power line that could restore electricity to the complex. >> and that could solve the crisis that has threatened a meltdown there. the 50 workers trying to keep that plant cool have been sent back in. they were forced to flee last night when radiation levels rose to dangerous levels. >> all six reactors are now experiencing problems. and 200,000 people living nearby have been forced to evacuate. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: helicopters carrying water buckles hovered over the fukushima dai-ichi power plant. the cabinet secretary says the problems are not simple enough to be fixed by water duchess. another fire and high radiation levels temporarily forced crews to leave the complex wednesday morning. but they were ordered to return several hours later. about 50 workers have been trying to cool fuel rods to prevent a nuclear meltdown. earlier in the day white smoke was seen rising from o
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Mar 25, 2011 3:30pm PDT
>> couric: tonight, two weeks into japan's disaster and it just keeps getting worse. the death toll passes 10,000 and now there may be a breach in one of the nuclear reactors. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the united states may be giving up command of the libya mission, but american forces will still be playing a major role in the operation. the fire that woke up the country to dangers in the workplace. and a population explosion. the colorful comeback of the monarch butterfly. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. japan's prime minister says the nuclear crisis is far from over and the goal right now, he says, is simply to keep it from getting worse. but it did today with a possible breach of one of the reactors. it was two weeks ago that they were damaged when a magnitude nine earthquake shook northern japan and triggered a tsunami. the official death toll passed the 10,000 mark today. 17,000 people are still missing. and now the japanese government has expande
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